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Charges Upgraded Against Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 1300 Redford

November 17, 2010 - Charges have been upgraded against a suspect arrested in the death of a woman at 1300 Redford about 8:30 p.m. on August 20.

Dean Jerome Wood (w/m, DOB: 12-23-59) is now charged with murder in the 176th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Flora Ryan, 92, of the above address.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J.Burton, R. Rohling and Officer M. Brady reported:  

Officers were dispatched to assist HFD personnel with an individual (Wood) causing a disturbance on the scene of a sick call at 1300 Redford, #1708A.  Officers arrived and were advised that an elderly woman had been found by a relative unresponsive in a bathtub.  Ms. Ryan was transported to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital where she was pronounced dead.  

Officers detained Wood and he was booked into jail on outstanding warrants.  Further investigation revealed he sexually assaulted Ms. Ryan.  On August 22, Wood was charged with aggravated sexual assault of an elderly person in the 176th State District Court.  On Tuesday (Nov. 16), the charge was upgraded to murder.  

Update: JKS/JFC  11-17-10
JFC/VHS    8-23-10
Inc #119305210  

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.